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Mergers & Acquisitions Roundtable

May 11-12, 2011

The Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance convened its M&A roundtable on May 11-12, 2011. The M&A Roundtable, which was supported by the Corporation Service Company, brought together leading M&A experts, including from the judiciary, legal practice, investment banking and the investor community. The Roundtable discussed current issues at the forefront of M&A policy and practice. In particular it discussed (i) defenses to unsolicited offers, (ii) activism and responses, and (iii) negotiated transactions and deal protection. The participants in the M&A Roundtable included:

Randall J. Baron, Senior Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

George R. Bason, Partner and Global Head of M&A, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Lucian Bebchuk, William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance, Harvard Law School

Richard Breeden, Chairman, Breeden Capital Management

Chris Cernich, Executive Director, M&A and Proxy Contest Research, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.

Warren Chen, Managing Director, Glass Lewis & Co. LLC

Robert Clark, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor & Austin Wakeman Scott Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Richard Climan, Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP

John C. Coates, John F. Cogan, Jr. Professor of Law and Economics, Harvard Law School

Isaac D. Corré, Senior Managing Director, Eton Park Capital Management LP

Daniel Fischel, Lee and Brena Professor of Law and Business Emeritus, University of Chicago Law School and President, Compass Lexecon

David Fox, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jesse M. Fried, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Eduardo Gallardo, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Mark D. Gerstein, Global Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Latham & Watkins LLP (Chicago and New York offices)

Mark Gordon, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Larry Hamdan, Executive Chairman, Global M&A, Barclays Capital PLC

Scott Hirst, Associate Director, Program on Institutional Investors, Harvard Law School

Jack B. Jacobs, Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware

Roy J. Katzovicz, Chief Legal Officer, Pershing Square Capital Management, LP

Reinier Kraakman, Ezra Ripley Thayer Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

J. Travis Laster, Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery

Jack Levin, Senior Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Raymond J. McGuire, Head of Global Banking, Citigroup Inc.

Alan Miller, Co-Chairman, Innisfree M&A Inc.

James C. Morphy, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Francisco Müssnich, Founder, Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão Advogados

Toby S. Myerson, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Eileen Nugent, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates

Morton Pierce, Vice Chair and Co-chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP

Gerald Rosenfeld, Senior Advisor and Vice Chairman US Investment Banking, Lazard Ltd. and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, NYU Law School

Paul K. Rowe, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Faiza Saeed, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Brian Schorr, Chief Legal Officer and Partner, Trian Fund Management, LP

Leo E. Strine, Jr., Vice Chancellor, Delaware Court of Chancery

Barry Volpert, Chairman and Co-Founder, Crestview Partners, LP

Marc Weingarten, Partner, Shulte Roth & Zabel LLP

Jim Woolery, Co-Head of North America Mergers & Acquisitions, J.P. Morgan

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